Ford Taurus Service Manual: Removal and Installation

Headlamp Assembly

Removal

  1. Remove the front bumper cover. Refer to Section 501-19.
  1. Remove the headlamp assembly upper bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 3.2 Nm (28 lb-in).

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  1. Remove the headlamp assembly front bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 3.2 Nm (28 lb-in).
  1. Remove the headlamp assembly side bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 7 Nm (62 lb-in).
  1. Remove the rivet push-pin.

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Headlamp Assembly - Police Package

Removal

  1. Remove the front bumper cover. For additional information, refer to Section 501-19.
  1. Remove the headlamp assembly upper bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 3.2 Nm (28 lb-in).

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  1. Remove the headlamp assembly front bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 3.2 Nm (28 lb-in).
  1. Remove the headlamp assembly side bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 7 Nm (62 lb-in).
  1. Remove the rivet push-pin.

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Headlamp Bulb

NOTE: The air cleaner is shown removed for clarity.

NOTE: The HID bulb is shown, the halogen bulb is similar.

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Removal and Installation

 WARNING: The bulb contains gas under pressure. The bulb may shatter if the glass envelope is scratched or if the bulb is dropped. Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass envelope. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

NOTE: The headlamp bulb should not be removed from the headlamp assembly until just before a new bulb is installed. Removing the bulb for an extended period of time may affect headlamp bulb performance. Contaminants may enter the headlamp assembly where they can settle on the lens and reflector. Never turn on the headlamps with the bulb removed from the headlamp assembly.

NOTE: Make sure the headlamp switch and ignition switch are in the OFF position.

  1. Remove the headlamp bulb access cover.
  1. Rotate the headlamp bulb one-eighth turn counterclockwise and remove the headlamp bulb.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Headlamp Bulb - Police Package

NOTE: High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulb shown, halogen similar.

NOTE: The air cleaner is shown removed for clarity.

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Removal and Installation

 WARNING: The bulb contains gas under pressure. The bulb may shatter if the glass envelope is scratched or if the bulb is dropped. Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass envelope. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

NOTE: The headlamp bulb should not be removed from the headlamp assembly until just before a new bulb is installed. Removing the bulb for an extended period of time may affect headlamp bulb performance. Contaminants may enter the headlamp assembly where they can settle on the lens and reflector. Never turn on the headlamps with the bulb removed from the headlamp assembly.

NOTE: Make sure the headlamp switch and ignition switch are in the OFF position.

  1. Remove the headlamp bulb access cover.
  1. Rotate the headlamp bulb one-eighth turn counterclockwise and remove the headlamp bulb.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Ballast

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Removal and Installation

  1. Remove the headlamp assembly. For additional information, refer to Headlamp Assembly in this section.
  1. Remove the 4 screws and the ballast.
    • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Parking Lamp - Auxiliary

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Removal and Installation

  1. Remove the front lower air deflector. For additional information, refer to Bumper - Exploded View, Front in Section 501-19.
  1. Release the tabs and remove the auxiliary parking lamp.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Side Lamp/Front Turn Signal Lamp Bulb

Removal and Installation

Front park/turn lamp

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Side marker lamp

  1. Remove the 3 screws and position the fender splash shield aside.

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Any lamp

  1. Rotate the bulb holder approximately one-eighth turn counterclockwise and remove it from the headlamp assembly.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
    • If necessary, remove the bulb from the holder.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Headlamp Switch

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Removal and Installation

  1. Remove the instrument panel side finish panel.
  1. NOTE: The 3 retaining tabs on the headlamp switch bezel are located at approximately the 5, 8 and 12 o'clock positions when viewed from the front.

    Reaching from behind, release the 3 tabs and push the headlamp switch and bezel through the opening.

    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. NOTE: The 3 retaining tabs on the headlamp switch are located at approximately the 3, 7 and 11 o'clock positions when viewed from the front.

    Release the 3 tabs and separate the headlamp switch from the bezel.

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Stoplamp Switch

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Removal

  1. Disconnect the stoplamp switch electrical connector.
  1. NOTE: The stoplamp switch is difficult to remove if the switch plunger is not depressed. A slight rearward force on the brake pedal should be adequate to depress the plunger.

    With a light force, pull rearward on the brake pedal, rotate the stoplamp switch 45 degrees clockwise and remove the stoplamp switch.

    • Disconnect the stoplamp switch electrical connector.

Installation

NOTICE: It is very important to not press, pull or touch the brake pedal assembly during the installation of the stoplamp switch. Failure to follow these instructions may damage the stoplamp switch.

  1. Without movement of the brake pedal assembly, install the stoplamp switch and rotate it 45 degrees counterclockwise.
  1. Connect the stoplamp switch electrical connector.
  1. NOTE: If the stoplamps do not operate correctly, repeat the removal and installation procedure with special attention not to move or touch the brake pedal during installation.

    Start the engine and apply the brake pedal several times to make sure the stoplamps operate correctly.

Light Sensor

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Removal and Installation

  1. Using a suitable tool (such as a pocket screwdriver), remove the light sensor.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Puddle Lamp

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Removal and Installation

  1. NOTE: Use a plastic thin flat-bladed tool (such as a pocket screwdriver) to release the tab.

    Release the tab from the underside of the mirror and remove the puddle lamp.

    • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

High Mounted Stoplamp

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Removal and Installation

  1. Remove the LH rear head restraint. For additional information, refer to Disassembly and Assembly, Seat Backrest - Rear in Section 501-10.
  1. NOTE: The high mounted stoplamp cover is attached to the base with hook-and-loop strips.

    Slide finger between the base and the cover to separate the hook-and-loop strip(s).

  1. Grasp the sides and pull the cover down to separate it from the high mounted stoplamp.
  1. Using a thin plastic flat-bladed tool, carefully unsnap the high mounted stoplamp connector from the rear window.
  1. Squeeze the 2 tabs and release the high mounted stoplamp from the rear window.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Rear Lamp Assembly

Removal

  1. Position the luggage compartment side trim panel aside.
    • To install, tighten to 6 Nm (53 lb-in).

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Rear Lamp Assembly - Police Package

Removal

  1. Position the luggage compartment side trim panel aside.
    • To install, tighten to 6.2 Nm (55 lb-in).

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Reversing Lamp

Removal and Installation

NOTE: Police vehicle is shown, base vehicle is similar.

  1. Remove the luggage compartment lid applique. For additional information, refer to Section 501-08.
    • To install, tighten to 2.5 Nm (22 lb-in).

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Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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